Death brings to you^.^(blog #3)

August 19, 2010 in World 048 News

Before I start posting my blog I would like to apologize to the w48 community for the delay in my 3rd edition. Now let’s get back to business. As many of you know, a blog banner contest was conducted in our w48 forums. The banner of a certain player is posted here. If he sees this blog, let me know via in game to receive his prize (courtesy of MKC>3).

In this edition, I have provided the Top 15 tribal map, followed by war stats, and we will finish off with an interview and a comic.

Is W48 a Merge World or Bored World?


This is what most players have been talking for the past few weeks. Everyone has reason to believe their thoughts are correct, so I will not be putting my thoughts here for all to see. Still the following topic might be the trigger to make this world more active.

War Stats

SubV Vs Risen

SubV, the No. 1 tribe in w48, had declared war on Risen, the No. 8 tribe. Both tribes share multiple boundaries. Hence I hope this war will be more productive for both sides. Before going to the stats let’s view a hypothetical thought of mine.

This war was bound to happen one way of other. We have seen in forums about claims made by both tribes when !?! went down in k66.Both sides put some good effort to pull this out. If my guess is right, both tribes would have had an equal ownership of k66 if it wasn’t for the Flame/BLOOD merge. But alas SubV took the major share with their ops while Xie were having internal problems and later on Risen had to fight their way through for the 2nd position in k66. Both sides have got players with skill and hence this war will be a pure entertainer.

Let’s check the stats shall we?

Side 1:
Tribe: SubV

Side 2:
Tribe: Risen

Within 24 hours after the declaration of war, both tribes have started to hit each other.An observer can say that SubV took Risen by surprise.If that is the case, then if Risen beats SubV they can become a major power in this world without any doubt whatsoever.

Chosen Vs ~PWN~

Chosen declared war on the sleeping giant on August 15th. Chosen being a rim tribe are the underdogs against ~PWN~ who have coverage in multiple K’s (and were also trying to expand to Chosen territory). Let’s see how far or how long both sides will continue this war.

Side 1:
Tribe: Chosen

Side 2:
Tribe: ~PWN~

Interview with link11223454

Death
First off, tell me about yourself.
Link
Real life some 20-something year old student in Canada. Not much more to say about that. TW-wise, played a long time ago on early worlds, quit for about a year, the bug bit me again, rejoined TW on the W48 rim, and here I am.
Death
What is your current position in SYN?
Link
Co-Duke, along with BudL. I handle Diplomatic talks and internal affairs mostly.
Death
Have you lead tribes in previous worlds? If so, can you enlighten me a bit with your usernames? )
Link
Ha-ha, where to begin. Keeping it short here…

W1 Small time leading this IWL tribe, eventually got destroyed by TW, top tribe at the time.
W2 Co-Founder of Aten, quit shortly after but from what I heard it became a huge family that ruled the world for a while.
W5 Legion where I became Baron, eventually Baron of PKs, LEGION’s ally and Rank 1 in the world at the time.
Other than that I’ve been mostly just hanging around as an advisor or what not, never really had time for leading, I think the exception was in W20-something where I let a Top 5 tribe for a while. After that I quit “PERMANENTLY”.

Death
okay then back to w48.Can you state about the formation of Syndicate?
Link
Started off with a couple of us in a noob tribe in K24. Eventually we got fed up, and PMcC (remember last week’s comic?) decided to create mutiny and invited some of the good members into a new tribe led by him. At one point or another we became the top in the continent after nobling anyone in our location. There was another tribe, SKYNET, in north K24 that started growing rapidly however. We had a little skirmish with them and realized that if we fought, the even battle would result in some noob tribe to once again rule over K24. So we did what we could, and merged together, leaving behind the inactives or noobier members. At this time PMcC left for vacation and Duke was handed to me and BudL. We were renamed to SYN.
Death
This is a church world and also infamously called a merge world. How do you think SYN takes it up on those two properties?
Link
To be honest, we’re guilty of merging ourselves (blush). Our home K’s dominance was achieved by the merge of the best players of the Top 2 tribes in the K. I still take it upon myself to make my members happy by adding a lot of red dots to the scene and I’m always strict on diplomacy. I also don’t expect any form of merge between SYN and another tribe any time soon, merely wise recruitment.
Death
SYN is also called an elite tribe with potential to be at the top3.What is your opinion about this comment?
Link
I know the capacity of my members, and I believe it is possible, although there is bias in that. Myself and bud run a tight ship but we also enjoy fooling around. Our decisions are rather spontaneous, so as long as we make the right ones, we’ll definitely be around for a while. As for entering the Top 3…it’s a game of numbers, so we’ll see
Death
Now coming back you your 1st PnP.SYN declared war on Khaos F more than a month ago. But so far they haven’t had any more losses and it was said that SYN has got inactivity issues. What is your say in this matter?
Link
We’ve been cursed with a number of inactive players in our Western front, a couple of which were major partakers in the war. This has slowed it down greatly and the element of surprise and focus towards them has disappeared, which has given them more time to prepare. We’re still pushing, but it’s not an easy battle, and I can’t say we haven’t had casualties…either way, I expect us to take it up a notch as soon as we are totally done with this inactivity problem stunting the war, although I’ll tip my hat to Khaos for knowing how to support their villages.
Death now let’s go to the SOB chapter. What were the reasons for SYN to join the campaign against SOB?
Link
Natural expansion as well as another step towards securing another K. We’ve never actually declared war on them and it’s more of a “green light to attack” rather than something prepared beforehand. So far, no retaliation…if they begin to retaliate, I’ll change tact ;)
Death
Let’s move onto EB-GBs chapter. More than a week ago there were some internal problems within the said tribe and some members left. One of them joined their allies SYN. What is your say about this?
Link
We’ve been allies with Gnome (Now EB-GBs) for a very long time, so I can assure you that these aren’t signs of the bond breaking anytime soon, unless something drastic happens. There were some small mishappenings in EB-GBs, which caused BunnuB to leave for a couple hours and 10 to Ace – In Spades to hop onto SYN. There isn’t a big difference, before Gnombles were dark blue, SYN light blue, now it’s the opposite. There were just a few internal problems that he had had enough of, and asked us for an invite to avoid doing anything rash.
Death
With Gnombles being your allies, there were speculation about SYN going for !UN!.What would you like to say to those who states SYN will war with UN?
Link
Relations have always been decent with !UN!, especially while Howey had control of the reigns. We’re still on good terms with them. Like I said, me and bud make fairly spontaneous decisions…allies, no allies, enemies, no enemies, sometimes we decide on a route and feel it’s the best one to take, and we do it. Only time will tell.
Death
Currently the core is being shared by the following tribes SubV,!UN!,Mighty,~PWN~,Risen. However, SYN has made a huge presence near the core, especially k34.So my question is what is the chances of SYN moving to join the power struggle?
Link
Well, currently our eyes are set on the North West towards Khaos and NSM, and South East towards SOB. I’ve told anyone bored enough to listen however that at the rate SYN is going, we’re eventually going to become a border to divide the West and East (just look at our map and you’ll see D ). We’re definitely looking to continue heading South, there are a bounty of South K34 and North K44 villages that we are trying to gobble up quickly. And from there, well, who knows how the worlds politics and powers have changed. There may yet be another contender for core power.
Death
Now I would like to hear your rating for the current top 5 players and tribes. Would you mind sharing your views with me?
Link
Certainly.

Top Five Tribes Name Comments
1st SubV Powerhouse tribe, at the moment deserves the top spot. A pool of incredible players, the addition of those o.O guys really gave them a foothold, in my eyes.
2nd EB-GBs Not as bad as the forums seem to make them. At the end of the day, they still have incredible players and you cannot say the merge did not work out for them.
3rd !UN! Howey stepping down might have a very negative effect on them. They’ve done well to prove everyone wrong and succeed, but I *hear* they are struggling internally.
4th Quay Was never a fan of neither ~WE~ nor CORE, so the merge between them left a bitter taste to my mouth. I don’t like them. All there is to it S
5th SYN That’s us!
Top Five Players Name Comments
1st BunnuB Walshaw knows the game inside out. Deserving the top spot? Skill wise? No. Activity wise? Probably.
2nd RevengeComing Maybe more skilled then BunnuB, it’s simply a hunch however. Deserves a top spot for sure.
3rd budL Total nub cake, but I love him.
4th kingmq38 Not too sure to be honest. Surely a good player, in a good tribe. Must be doing something right.
5th Gagamel Same as number 4…not acquainted with this player
Death
now what would you like to say to the Khaos F and SOB players currently playing this world?
Link
The rim is a lovely place (devil)
Death
To make this world an active an enjoyable place. What are you suggestions?
Link
I’d love to see some actually powerhouse tribes battle it out and end the war with a clear victory. I don’t think there’s been one yet…everything seems to end in a merge, NAP, or just kind of fades away. SubV – EB-GBs, UN – Quay, something like that would be nice. Or we can all just read my message to the W48 leaders and become a massive family. :D
Death
Is there anything else you want to say to our beloved w48 community?
Link
I’m too cool for last words 8-)
Death
Thank you Link for giving me a chance to interview you^.^

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